Situated at the southwestern corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street is the site of a proposed 1,009-foot condominium tower, known as 262 Fifth Avenue. Renderings were first released in late 2017, showing the very skinny and slender residential building towering over NoMad and Midtown South. Composed of a mix of glass and aluminum walls, the supertall would certainly stand out on the skyline for its height and profile. After the DOB approved plans back in October of 2017, the site was quickly cleared of the previously extant low-rise buildings, however, activity has come to a grinding halt since then. Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development is developing the tower, while the architect is Meganom, a Russian design firm from Moscow.
A new, mixed-use hotel tower has topped-out just south of Koreatown, in Manhattan, at 292 Fifth Avenue. From developer Sam Chang, the property is his second Midtown hotel currently approaching its completion date.
Located between Schenck Avenue and Barbey Street in East New York, Brooklyn, permits are up for a new residential project at 518-523 Belmont Avenue. Nearby transit access is two city blocks west, at the Van Siclen Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains on Pitkin Avenue. The project consists of supportive housing in conjunction with the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation’s Supportive Housing Loan Program.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 669 St. Marks Avenue, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Rogers and Nostrand Avenues, the interior site is a merger with the lot at 673 St. Marks Avenue. Nearby transit access includes the Nostrand Avenue LIRR train stop that is four blocks north of the proposed development, and the A and C trains at the Nostrand Avenue subway station six blocks north of the project. Massimo Cocco of Masmark LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The Union Theological Seminary is working to sell air rights to Lendlease and L+M Development Partners to create a 42-story tower in Morningside Heights. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is designing the new mixed-use building, which will stand 466 feet to its pinnacle, easily making it the tallest in the neighborhood. The project is part of a $125 million rehabilitation initiative which will also include much needed renovations to the Seminary’s 119-year old campus.